Excise official held for issuing liquor shop licence in name of dead woman

Kendrapara: An Excise Sub Inspector of Kendrapara district was arrested today on charges of issuing liquor shop licence in the name of dead woman in Gopa village.

The arrested Sub Inspector, Purnendra Rout had renewed the registration of a beer parlour last year in the name of one Sabitri Priyambada Priyadarshini, who had died in 2016.

Based on a complaint filed by former Excise Superintendent Rahasa Bihari Patra on in 2018 at Kendrapara Town Police Station, the police launched an investigation.

Today Rout was arrested from his Gopa house and forwarded to court.

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